Jack Scrimshaw is traded by Gold Coast to Hawthorn in exchange for a future third and fourth round selection.
Scrimshaw, who was recruited at No.7 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft, has played only four games in his career, with none coming in 2018.
"I just had a few battles happening off-field and they've sort of affected my performance a little bit," Scrimshaw said.
"I just felt like if I was around my family and friends, it would make it a little bit easier.
"When I was 18, moving interstate, it was pretty hard, so I had a few things to deal with. That was probably the main thing."